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Heartbreaking! Hospital Fire Kills 12 Newborn Babies in Baghdad



Twelve newborn babies are dead after a fire erupted at a Baghdad hospital on Wednesday, the Iraq’s Health Ministry said.

The ministry also reported 29 women and nine babies were injured in the blaze.

The fire broke out in a corridor of the maternity ward of al-Yarmouk hospital, which lies in central Baghdad.

Officials said the incident happened shortly after midnight after an oxygen bottle exploded in a corridor, setting off an electrical fire.

“Civil defence forces managed to extinguish the fire, evacuating the injured to nearby hospitals. Initial findings indicate the incident was caused by an electrical short circuit,” Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Rudaini said.


  1. Phoebe

    August 10, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    My God! *sobs*

  2. Grace

    August 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Awww, how sad, after all the waiting,preparation, stress and Joy this now happened?

    May their souls rest in peace and God be with these parents(I really dont know the right word to use a it hurts) 🙁 lossing a child is one of the worst thing to hit a parent.

  3. Prince

    August 10, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    What is this again. May their soul rest in peace

  4. Debola

    August 10, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Iraq is one HELL of a country. #RIP

  5. Yeyeperry

    August 10, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    This is just heartbreaking. Such a terrible way to die.

  6. Rebecca Abisola Alabi

    August 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm


  7. Hospital Plexus

    August 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    So sad! What a heartbreaking news. Such a terrible way to lose young innocent lives! Hmmn!

  8. Wanderlust _Trekeffect?

    August 11, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Wow……12 babies? I’m assuming no doctors, nurses were hurt, just the babies because they couldn’t run to safety and apparently no one cared to do the job. This is sad

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